I am a licensed marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy for adults and teens in private practice in San Francisco. My focus is helping people to cope with uncertainty and adjust to life changes. Nurturing new moms, moms-to-be and women trying to conceive is the heart of my psychotherapy practice. I provide individual and couples therapy for infertility, pregnancy / postpartum and the parenthood transition.
My approach to therapy is relational. I am engaged, compassionate and collaborative and encourage genuine relating between us. My clinical style integrates mindfulness-based cognitive practices with humanistic/existential, psychodynamic and relational theories. I love the transformational nature of this work and believe strongly in our capacity for change and growth.
Education + Licensure
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFC 51679)
M.A. Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
Media + Presentations
Authored GoodTherapy article: Coping Skills to Center Yourself through Infertility, 07/09/14
Interviewed for Huffington Post article: 9 Ways to Make the Two-Week Wait a Little More Bearable, 06/25/14
Interviewed for Huffington Post article: Secondary Infertility: 3 Million U.S. Women Facing a Devastating, Confusing Reality, 11/12/13
Presentation to Mill Valley School District, Understanding Teen Adjustment to Parental Divorce: What Kids Want Parents to Know, 5/17/13
American Society for Reproductive Medicine - Mental Health Professional Group, The Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Postpartum Support International, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
Infertility and Third Party Reproduction: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Maternal Mental Health: UCSF, Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Project
I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, counseling centers, school-based therapy and community mental health. My previous career was in the corporate world for 10 years. I understand the stressors of working in a dynamic work environment as well as the process of transitioning to a new field.